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Next Issue launches iPad app offering magazine addicts an all-you-can-read deal

Just when you thought you were getting on top of managing the masses of content on your tablet….just as you started to believe you were back in control of organizing your time…. along comes Next Issue to tempt you with a load more material designed to remind you that 24 hours in a day is no longer enough.

Next Issue is a boon for magazine lovers, offering unlimited access to some of the world’s most popular publications for a monthly fee starting at less than 10 bucks.

The service launched on the Android platform in April for tablets running Honeycomb, and on Monday came to the iPad’s US app store.

A joint venture between publishing giants Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time, the app offers with its magazines a slew of digital extras such as videos, photos and various interactive features with magazine purchases.

Publications optimized for the iPad include the likes of Brides, Car and Driver, Coastal Living, Conde Nast Traveler, Elle, Esquire, Fortune, Golf, GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue and Wired. Thirty-nine titles are available at launch, with more expected to be added in the coming months.

“With the unlimited plans offering access to our entire catalog from a single intuitive app and personal library, we’re delivering magazines the way consumers want to read them,” Next Issue Media CEO Morgan Guenther said in a statement.

Pay $14.99 a month and you’ll have unlimited access to all 39 titles, leaving you stuck in the bathroom for hours longer than usual as you peruse a multitude of magazines at your leisure.

Save five bucks by taking out the $9.99 subscription and you’ll have a reduced number of titles to choose from, but no doubt enough to keep you busy. Individual magazine subscriptions and single issue purchases are also possible.

If you’re not sure which plan suits you best, or you’re are concerned about if you’ll actually have enough time to enjoy all the app’s offerings, you can try it out free for 30 days.

Apple’s Newsstand and Zinio also offer magazine downloads for tablet users, though at present neither offer anything like Next Issue’s all-you-can-read deal.

The $14.99 rate will prove very tempting for magazine addicts. For anyone who’s been thinking about taking out individual subscriptions on several magazines offered by the service, it’s surely a no-brainer.

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